Please fill out this application as the first step to being approved, and by filling out an application it does NOT lock you into adopting from HHBR. It is important to answer all questions in as much detail as possible. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Hounds Haven volunteers will work to match an adopter with the appropriate dog only after the application is approved. If you have a specific dog in mind, you can discuss that with your application worker after your application has been approved by the volunteer working your application.
The application process is all handled by volunteers. Expect the application process to possibly take several days to a week. You will receive notification when your application has been approved or denied. You will also be contacted if your application is incomplete. Thank you for your patience.
HHBR prefers that all adoptive homes have a completely fenced secure yard. Since most of the hounds come to our rescue as strays or breeder/puppy mill releases we hope adopters understand when we require adoptive homes with a secure fenced in yard we do it for the benefit of the hounds. We will consider homes with the use of tie-outs and/or leash walking on a case by case basis. NO UNDERGROUND FENCING is permitted (clause: HHBR will however consider previous adopters with positive history of proper containment and safety of their hound(s) for future adoptions.) Please understand that we have only the best interest of the hounds we consider 'ours'(we do after all get as attached as any adoptive parent could be) as many of the hounds come to us as either strays who end up in shelters or finders homes, puppy mills/breeders and the overwhelming knowledge that no matter how trained a Basset (or any breed) is said to be once a scent is caught the hound will rarely acknowledge anyone shouting at it to stop.
THANK YOU! YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED SUCCESSFULLY!! PLEASE ALLOW 24-48 HOURS FOR A CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM A HHBR REPRESENTATIVE!!